Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to accommodation for people with a disability who require specialist housing solutions to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment and/or very high support needs. SDA needs to be available in a variety of locations reflecting the diversity of participant preferences. Where people live is important to connections to family and community, including employment, services and study.
Within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), SDA is a type of support (funding) that is provided to some participants. The federal government’s SDA funding is provided to participants who require a specialist dwelling that reduces their need for person-to person supports. This demand is also for younger participants that may be living in an unsuitable home or in aged care.